Confessions of a managing editor (or 6 reasons I’m returning your manuscript)
By Angelica Kerr | Posted on 23 July 2014
Before the journal editor has seen it, before the reviewer has evaluated it — and way before the first decision to accept or reject is made — I've read, corrected and sent back your manuscript. And, yes, you have to make this "laundry list" of editorial changes.
From the "thank you notes" in my inbox, I suspect many of you are not thrilled to receive my constructive criticism.
I am the Managing Editor of four health science journals, and more than 900 submitted manuscripts a year pass by these eagle eyes. If you've submitted a manuscript, my co-conspirators and I have picked through your methods and results, your figures and your references ...